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Sweet pickle receipe
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Tom    Posted 10-13-2004 at 10:19:07       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I have lost a sweet pickle recipe. This is what I remember: Cut cucs in 1 inch chunks, put into 1 gal jar, add _ cup salt and cover with vinegar. Turn every week for 30 days.
Then drain vinegar, Do not wash cucs and add _ tablespoons of pickling spice and _ cups of sugar ( I think it is 2 cups?) Return to shelf and turn every week for 90 days. Does anyone recognize this recipe and know the correct measurements? They were wonderful.
Thanks,
Tom


deadcarp    Posted 10-13-2004 at 19:11:05       [Reply]  [No Email]
sounds about right tom, there's generally twice as much sugar as vinegar. if they're sweet/sour, that's close enough. add enough salt to the water to float an egg.

as a kid, my grampa fermented vats of cucumbers in salt brine, and we'd load them by hand(well basket) in a boxcar. 3 of their car vats held 1 of the factory vats. they made sweet pickles from the fermented ones too, and boy i liked dill/garlic pickles.


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